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Household Hazardous Waste

KC Water operates the Household Hazardous Waste program, accepting household chemicals from residents and hazardous materials from city facilities. Professionals at this facility safely manage, recycle, and properly discard dangerous household products. Proper handling of these materials offers a safe method to rid one’s home and prevents waste from entering our rivers and streams.

The following protocols remain in place to protect customers and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Customers will be required to remain in their cars during the drop-off process.
  • Instead of signing a residency declaration, customers will just need to show their ID for proof of residency.
  • The facility will accept materials only from the first 125 cars on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • The facility will accept materials only from the first 100 cars on Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • In order to accommodate as many drop-offs as possible, participants with loads exceeding 600 pounds must call 816-513-8400 to schedule a Wednesday appointment.
  • The Swap Shop will remain closed.

Location:
Household Hazardous Waste
Environmental Campus
4707 Deramus Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64120
816.513.8400

Hours of Operation:
Hazardous waste materials accepted Thursday and Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Residential customers planning to drop off more than 600 pounds of products at one time must make an appointment. Appointments for loads over 600 pounds will be accepted only on Wednesdays. KC Water is not permitted to accept hazardous waste from businesses.

2021 Holiday Schedule:
May 29th through June 1st  – Closed for Memorial Day
July 5th & 6th – Closed for Independence Day
September 4th through 7th – Closed for Labor Day
November 25th through 27th – Closed for Thanksgiving
December 20th through January 4, 2022 – Closed for facility maintenance and clean out

No charge to Kansas City, Mo. residents and participating communities.
Identification and proof of residency are required.
No appointment needed for loads weighing less than 600 pounds.

2021 Mobile Events:

Acceptable Items:

  • Automotive products
  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries
  • CFL Light Bulbs
  • Fertilizers
  • Flammables
  • Fuels
  • Hazardous Cleaners
  • Hazardous Liquids
  • Household Cleaners
  • Lawn and Garden Products
  • Paint
  • Pesticides
  • Photographic Chemicals
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Solvents
  • Thinners
  • Used Oils

Unacceptable Items:

  • Appliances
  • Asbestos
  • Containers larger than 5-gallons
  • Explosives, ammunitions, fireworks
  • Medical waste and needles
  • Prescription drugs
  • Propane bottles weighing over one (1) pound, fire extinguishers, butane and Freon
  • Tires
  • Yard waste
  • KC Water is not permitted to accept Hazardous Waste from businesses.  This includes churches, schools, government entities, nonprofit organizations, home-based businesses, and material used to maintain rental properties.

Swap Shop:
The Swap Shop is currently closed due to COVID-19 safety precautions.

2021 Participating Communities:
Belton
Blue Springs
Cleveland
Excelsior Springs
Garden City
Gladstone
Glenaire
Grain Valley
Greenwood
Harrisonville
Independence
Kansas City
Kearney
Lake Lotawana
Lake Tapawingo
Lake Waukomis
Lake Winnebago
Lawson
Lee’s Summit
Liberty
Loch Lloyd
Lone Jack
North Kansas City
Parkville
Platte City
Pleasant Valley
Raymore
Richmond
Riverside
Smithville
Sugar Creek
Weatherby Lake
Weston

Unincorporated Clay County: Mosby, Missouri City, Prathersville, Randolph, Birmingham, Holt, Oakview, Oakwood, Oakwood Park, Oaks

Unincorporated Jackson County: Levasy, Sibley, Unity Village

Unincorporated Platte County:  Tracy, Platte Woods, Farely, Northmoor, Houston Lake, Iatan, Ridgely